Specimen Information

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
(Bighead Carp)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID158649
GroupFishes
GenusHypophthalmichthys
Speciesnobilis
Common NameBighead Carp
StateKY
CountyLivingston
LocalityOhio River, river mile 919 [near Birdsville and Smithland], below the Smithland Dam
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Ohio-Bay
HUC8 Number05140203
HUC10 NameBarren Creek-Ohio River
HUC10 Number0514020309
HUC12 NameSister Islands-Ohio River
HUC12 Number051402030905
Map
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Collection Day28
Collection Month9
Collection Year1981
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13774
Author:Freeze, M., and S. Henderson
Date:1982
Title:Distribution and status of the bighead carp and silver carp in Arkansas.
Journal:North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Volume:2
Pages:197-200
Reference 2
Ref. Number:674
Author:Jennings, D.P.
Date:1988
Title:Bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis): a biological synopsis. Biological Report 88(29).
Publisher:US Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC.
Volume:88
Pages:35 pp
Reference 3
Ref. Number:14920
Author:Irons, K.S., S.A. Delain, E. Gittinger, B.S. Ickes, C.S. Kolar, D. Ostendorf, E.N. Ratcliff, and A.J. Benson.
Date:2009
Title:Non-native fishes in the Upper Mississippi River System.
Publisher:US Geological Survey and US Army Corps of Engineers [Long Term Resources Monitoring Program (LTRMP)].
Issue:Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5176
Pages:1-131
CommentsA personal communication from Bill McLemore (KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife) to Mike Freeze (Arkansas Game and Fish Commission).
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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